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Tomb Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix Central
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 0.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,306 feet
Elevation Gain 50 feet
Accumulated Gain 50 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 5 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 0.45
Backpack No
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18  2013-12-28
Papago Park Trail Run / Exploration
4  2012-02-25 jochal
2  2009-03-07 azdesertfather
3  2009-03-07
Papago Buttes - Papago Park
3  2000-06-02 joebartels
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Map - Beartooth Phoenix
Preferred   Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar → Any
Seasons   ALL
Sun  7:32am - 5:44pm
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Nearby Area Water
Hole in the Rock - Papago Park
0.3 mi away
0.1 mi
71 ft
Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Garden
0.5 mi away
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Papago Park Walking Path
Papago Park Walking Path
0.7 mi away
3.1 mi
136 ft
Papago Buttes - Papago Park
Papago Buttes - Papago Park
0.9 mi away
4.0 mi
100 ft
Tempe Town Lake
1.4 mi away
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)
1.6 mi away
0.3 mi
291 ft
Pueblo Grande
Pueblo Grande
2.2 mi away
0.7 mi
30 ft
Scottsdale Greenbelt
3.6 mi away
Camelback Summit - Cholla TH
Camelback Summit - Cholla TH
4.2 mi away
2.7 mi
1,340 ft
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon TH
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon TH
5.1 mi away
2.3 mi
1,300 ft
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Desert Pyramid
by joebartels

Likely In-Season!
Get on the trail and head on up. Circle the pyramid and read the plaque. If you get tired there are benches for resting. Gather up your gear and head on back.

Okay so this is hardly a trail worth mentioning, right! I'd ridden by this little funky pyramid on my bike several times. To me it was just an old beat up looking something or other. I figured it was some playground thing from the sixties that was never completed. It was one of those things you wondered about for about ten seconds and then moved on. It wasn't until I hiked the Ellison Creek area near Payson that I became interested. I was curious about the Ellison name as everything in Payson seems to have history involved in the names. Anyhow, I'm reading along at the Scottsdale library about this tomb. ...only to find out I'd ridden my bike by it on the way to the library! It's still nothing exciting. However, it does have a certain 'neatness (hey that's kinda neat)' to me now.

    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Paved - Car Okay

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    Off Galvin Parkway exit into the ZOO/Papago Park
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